Thursday, March 22, 2018

Clunker Birthday Wishes

Hi there,

So glad you dropped by today. We've got another snow day, so what better way to spend it than in the craft room! Here is my second March Reveal card. I just love this stamp set - I Love Old Trucks set 890 - perfect for all the men in your life! Some Copper Gilding Flakes, bleach and  Nuvo embellishment mousse covered gears for this make today:

So to begin I stamped the truck using the Stamp Platform onto black cardstock with Nuvo Clear Mark ink. Stickum embossing powder was applied to the ink and heat embossed till it became tacky.

The Gilding Flakes were pressed on to the tacky embossing powder and excess flakes were brushed away with the Texture Brush.

I "colored" my truck with bleach in a Water Brush. This gave an old worn-out look. I then die cut the image using Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders using the Tangerine Machine.

For my background I ran the Darice Steam Punk embossing folder and rust cardstock through the Tangerine. I used the Nuvo Large Glue Pen to run over the raised gears and when it dried enough to tacky, I applied the Sunkissed Copper Gilding Flakes, taking off the extra with the Texture Brush.

I then ran this piece through the Tangerine again - this time with the Cuttlebug Diamond Plate and then this time I applied some Fresh Copper embellishment Mousse over the entire piece using a Jumbo Dauber.

The Want 2 Scrap paper gears were embellished using some Fresh Copper, Indian Gold, and Black Ash embellishment Mousses using the Jumbo Dauber.

The Happy Birthday Banner was cut out of both black cardstock and rust cardstock. I then lay 1/2" Tear-ific Tape behind the negative space and inserted the black sentiment. Autumn Frost glitter was then burnished into the open sticky areas.

The card was put together with mounting tape and pop dots. The gears were added with brads and pop dots, with Autumn Frost being added to the sticky centers of the gears (from the pop dot).

Hope you've enjoyed my share today?

Below are the products I used to create my card this week, most of which can be found on the SNS website.

I love Old Trucks Set 890
Tonic Stamp Platform
Bleach in Water Brush
Copic Marker E08
Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders
Want 2 Scrap Paper Gears
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Diamond Plate
Darise Embossing Folder Steam Punk
Copper brads

Large round pop dots

We're trying something new this month instead of our traditional Blog Hop. Now you have to leave a comment both here on my personal blog and then head over to the SNS blog post and leave a comment there as well for your chance to win a $20 gift card to SNS! One lucky winner will be chosen from one of the Designers' posts on the last day of each month. A comment must be left on both the SNS Blog and the Designer's post in order to qualify. The winner will be announced on the 3rd of the following month, both on the SNS Blog and on the SNS Facebook page. Thanks for leaving us some love and good luck!

I'd like to join in the following challenges with my card today:

Watercooler Wednesday #162 Charlotte's Masculine: Anything Goes
Challenge 4 Guys Challenge #190: Things with Tails (Tail lights!)
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #3: Anything Goes
Classic Design Team Open Challenge #23: Anything Goes

Thanks again for stopping by,
Warm hugs,


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Gilded Elephant Birthday Wishes

Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by! Today I'd like to share with you a card using the new March Reveal Amazing You Paisley Elephant Set 884. This fun stamp has so many possibilities - I chose to highlight my elephant with the Sunkissed Copper Gilding Flakes.

To begin I took the Nuvo Large Glue Pen and ran it over the surface of the elephant and then stamped on to a piece of black card.

You need to leave it a little while until the "creamy" color goes clear, which means that the glue is ready to be applied with the gilding flakes.

I applied the Sunkissed Copper gilding flakes to the glue. Using a textured dauber I removed the excess flakes.

The Copper Flakes only stay where the glue is.

For the background I cut black cardstock with the Tonic Floral Blooms die using the Tangerine.

This was then placed over a piece of Sticker Paper and then the Gilding Flakes were applied to the sticky surface.

Again, the excess Gilding Flakes were rubbed off using the texture dauber.

A strip of pompoms was stuck to the top of the floral background with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape. I added some Autumn Spice Microfine Glitter over the top of the ribbon, so that any adhesive would be covered.

This was layered to a piece of rust cardstock and I made the easel card base from rust cardstock and attached the front panel to the card base. Next I applied Hybrid Ink Acorn Brown to the elephant stamp and stamped on two scraps of the rust cardstock.

Once this was dry I swiped each piece with the Anti Static bag then stamped the sentiments on to each of the pieces in Nuvo Clear Mark ink and heat embossed with Black Detail.

The sentiments from the same set were cut out and stuck to little black strips that had two folds on either edge so that they would have some height to them to be used as stops for the easel. The elephant was attached with mounting foam to finish off the card.

Hope you've enjoyed my latest share? Here are the products that I used to create my card:

Black Detail (EP171)
Autumn Spice (GM2030)

Note that Sparkle N Sprinkle is trying something new this month instead of our traditional Blog Hop. You will be eligible to win a $20 gift certificate when you leave a comment both here and over on the SNS blog (you must do both to be eligible). One lucky winner will be chosen from one of the Designers' posts on the last day of each month. The winner will be announced on the 3rd of the following month, both on the SNS Blog and on the SNS Facebook page. Thanks for leaving us some love and good luck!

Unitl next time,


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Bearded Iris Mother's Day!

Hi there,

We are on our second snow day today, after an accumulation of a foot of heavy snow, with many downed limbs, including on top of a part of the fence. So I took my extra time, from my cancelled regular activities to make my Mum's Mother's Day card. While I was lying in bed yesterday morning not needing to get up I was thinking ... Easter is very early this year, that means so is UK Mother's Day and on checking ... sure enough it is this Sunday!! Yikes! I hope it will get there in time.

I used the new Bearded Iris Set 889 from Sparkle N Sprinkle, stamping the image in Safari Green Hybrid Ink using the Stamp Platform, as I wanted to stamp over it again after coloring it in.

I heat embossed the image with Sparkle and it gave a raised, glittery outline.

I decided to color the image with my new Hybrid Ink Diamonds. These are the new hybrid mini ink pads by Nuvo. There are four sets and I used the Rose Garden Collection which includes Pink Sherbert, Spanish Sangria and Dried Oregano. I dabbed the ink pads onto an acrylic block and used my Nuvo Water Brush to pick up the ink.

I then put the finished colored image back in the Stamp Platform and inked the stamp with Nuvo Clear Mark and heat embossed with Sparkle again.

I then made my base for my easel card. Only cutting the bottom flap with the outline die from the Tonic Loopy Lace Ovals Die. I put a double piece of scrap card at the fold of my easel, so that when I ran the cardstock and die through my Tangerine, the machine's tension would let me know when I had gone far enough. Hope the picture below explains what I did?

A piece of Super Adhesive Sheet was attached to a piece of cardstock and the outline and biggest frame die were run through the Tangerine.

Then only the outline die was run through the Tangerine with a piece of white cardstock layered with Super Adhesive Sheet. The protective backing was removed and then the Loopy Lace Frame was layered to the sticky surface. Gecko Velvet Glitter was applied to the sticky areas of the frame. Then the protective backing was removed from the frame and Margarita was applied to the main piece.

The image was die cut with the Sizzix Dotted Ovals Die and was mounted to the glittery frame with
Mounting Tape.

I stamped the sentiment from the MSE Mother's Day Innies and Outies in the Hybrid Green ink,
using the Stamp Platform again, as it was a detailed image and I wanted to stamp it twice.

The Happy Mother's Day from the same MSE set was stamped in the Safari Green ink on white
cardstock and was die cut with a smaller Dotted Oval die. This was attached to the bottom of the
card base with mounting tape, so it would act as a stop for the easel card.

I added Nuvo Bottle Green Crystal Drops to the sentiment and some to the Iris image.

Hope you've enjoyed my share today? Below you will find a list of products that I used in making this card, which can be purchased over on the Sparkle N Sprinkle website.

MSE Mother's Day Innies and Outies
Sizzix Dotted Ovals
Mounting Tape

I'd like to play along in the following challenges today:

Thanks for stopping by on this sunny, snow-melting day!

Warm hugs,